September 14, 2021 Subject:
There are many things in this book regarding the character of American democracy, the pernicious nature of white supremacist attitudes, and the conclusions regarding the historical position of African Americans ring true even 80 some years after its publication.
June 22, 2018 Subject:
Pure anti-White garbage
This book is anti-White propaganda and completely ignores the real causes of several issues. It's only suitable purpose is fuel for a rather large bonfire.
Reviewer:Ben H. Davis
April 2, 2015 Subject:
American Essential Reading
This is not an exhaustive review but more of an acknowledgement that this is one of the most important books written about the American state of mind. It should have been required reading in every American educational institution and should be an ongoing intellectual discussion. If you have never read this work, indeed, if you have never heard of it you should at least read the author's introduction and the first chapter. If you have ever wondered why, as an American, you are constantly required to reconcile opposites, "see both sides" of moral issues, or been frustrated by political and social decisions that do not match what you learned in school about the "American way" you will find a great many answers in this work.